Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District
MSWCD225 Underwood Street, Suite 100
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone (740) 454-2767 or (740) 454-2027
Fax (740) 454-1451

Current Events

2015 Annual Celebration of Conservation

November 7
Doors open at 8:00 a.m., Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

 Rittberger Scale Haus Barn
 1900 Lutz Lane, Zanesville OH 43701

 Tickets must be pre-ordered.

Supervisor Election to be Held

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Muskingum County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot.

There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place Saturday, November 7 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Rittberger Scale Haus Barn, 1900 Lutz Lane, Zanesville; (2) at the SWCD office until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6; or (3) vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District, 225 Underwood Street, Suite 100, Zanesville, OH 43701, (740) 454-2027.

Original absentee ballot requests can only be accepted between October 17, 2015 and November 4, 2015 (no more than 21 days prior, but no later than three days prior to the election).  Absentee ballot request forms can also be found on our website at

2015-2016 Backyard Conservation Series

  • Local Food & How It's Produced- October 10
  • Re-use & Re-purpose for the Holidays- November 5
  • Re-purpose Workshop- January 14, 2016
  • Eating Healthy by Eating Local- February 11
  • Seed Starting, Seed Saving and Soil for Healthy Gardens- March 10
  • Backyard Bees- April 14
  • Backyard Conservation & Homesteading- May 19
  • Garden Pests & What to Do About Them- June 16


2015- 2016 Muskingum SWCD Education School Programs


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